RE: Revert Request

John Foliot, Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:57:22 -0800:
> Matthew Turvey wrote:

> The problem with trying to push html-rich content into some kind of hidden
> or off-screen location is that once done so, *the Accessibility APIs* - not
> the browsers, not the screen readers, the Operating system APIs, flatten
> that text to string text and any and all HTML markup is lost. And there is a
> very good reason for this - tab focus.
> I first brought this to the attention of the Working Group in an email
> almost a year ago (24 Feb 2011 -
> <snip>

Just one detail: John, back then, you said the correct thing about 
@aria-describedby, quote:
 ''It strips all semantic information from the content''
In contrast, then above it sounds as if you say that it is hidden-ness 
that causes the semantic flattening to happen.
Leif Halvard Silli

Received on Sunday, 29 January 2012 21:12:06 UTC